(Posted on behalf of IndiEarth)
In January 2014, IndiEarth in association with The Park Chennai launched the first ever IndiEarth at The Park – a regular monthly music performance series in Chennai, that features the finest of independent musical talent and a colourful spectrum of musicians from across India and around the world. Now entering its third edition, the next gig happening on March 8th 2014 will feature the Siddharth Basrur Band – featuring acclaimed vocalist Siddharth Basrur – and also a performance by Your Chin – the indie electronica solo project of Sky Rabbit frontman Raxit Tewari.
IndiEarth at The Park
In an effort to change Chennai’s musical landscape and offer audiences quality music experiences, IndiEarth in collaboration with The Park Chennai launched a new musical property that promises an eclectic melange of independent musicians from a variety of different genres. The nights will be held every month and will carry the diverse programming and production signature that characterizes IndiEarth XChange. In addition to offering audiences a truly unique music experience, the nights will also act as a platform for both established and up and coming independent musicians, providing a space for these artists to showcase their craft. So far, the property has featured performances by Sidd Coutto, Bay Beat Collective (BBC), Gods Robots, Nucleya, and up next the Siddharth Basrur Band and Your Chin.
Siddharth Basrur has been active in India’s indie music scene for over twelve years now, and most recently was nominated for the MTV VMAI‘s under the ‘Best Indie Male Artist’ category and also won an award for Best Roots Song. His latest endeavour – the Siddharth Basrur Band, which he will showcase at IndiEarth At The Park – features Siddharth on vocals, Anurag Shanker on Guitar and Backing Vocals, Adil Kurwa on Bass, and Vaibhav Wavikar on Drums. Your Chin delves into the deep end of indie electronica, with Raxit using guitars and soft synths layered with his trademark vocals to produce new sounds, and his interpretation of indie pop. His self-titled EP was released in June 2012, and was written, produced and recorded by Your Chin.
The event on Saturday will be free entry as a way to encourage audience involvement in Chennai’s indie music scene. “We want to encourage audience participation in our indie music nights, and so have decided to keep the entry free to these events”‚ says Sonya Mazumdar, founder and CEO of EarthSync, “In order for artists to be able to flourish, the independent music and arts industry in India must grow and expand – EarthSync and IndiEarth are doing their part to make this happen, but audiences in Chennai and around India also play a key role in facilitating this. It starts with simply coming out to support your local music and arts scene”.
IndiEarth at The Park will take place at the Leather Bar Terrace and The Leather Bar in The Park Chennai, Saturday March 8th from 8:30pm onwards.
Siddharth Basrur Band Venue: Leather Bar Terrace Time: 8:30 pm
Your Chin Venue: Leather Bar Time: 9:45 pm
IndiEarth is an online B2B platform that connects India’s non-mainstream independent musicians and filmmakers to worldwide Media and audiences. The platform features a blog, offers value-added services and wider opportunity networks through its partnerships. IndiEarth is an initiative of EarthSync – a world music record label and audio-visual production house, best known for its award winning critically acclaimed documentary The Laya Project and conference and trade event IndiEarth XChange.